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Virtual Resources on Modern Art for your High School Art Class

From a virtual tour of The Museum of Modern Art to free lessons plans from the Getty Museum, the following resources are guaranteed to liven up your class on modern art. The following free lesson plans, offered by the Getty Museum, will help you create specific lessons around various artists and the interactive games and resources offered by both MOMA and the MET are great ways to ensure that your class has fun while learning about the breadth and diversity of modern art.
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Virtual Resources on Modern Art for your High School Art Class
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    In this amazing TED talk, Paola Antonelli, a MOMA senior curator, discusses criteria for the collections she decides belong in the museum. This is a great way to get your students talking about what they consider art to be. Several of the things they bring up may differ from your own understanding, but that's what makes it so fun!
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    These (free!) lesson plans by the Getty Museum are designed for all grades and concentrate on how art changes as it constantly inspires new generations. This is a perfect way to get your students accustomed to the idea of art as a vehicle for political and social change, and the site is a great primary resource if you're asking them to do research.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    The Vilcek foundation fosters awareness of immigrant contributions to the field of modern art, which is a great way to get your students to focus the diversity of art in the United States.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This page, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers free print and online resources for instructors which are incredibly handy if you either want to incorporate one of their specific lessons, or if you are just lacking a sub plan and need to come up with something quickly.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    I love this website, since it includes free games about modern art, a kid's glossary of terms, and resources on artistic techniques for students to scroll through.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This free downloadable guide is a miracle book, as it goes over how to quickly and easily introduce modern art and artists into your classroom.
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    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Even if your class isn't located in New York, you can still look at MOMA exhibits online with your students or offer the site as a primary source to get them inspired! I often assign my students web pages like this to serve as their primary sources when they are creating a work of art that mimics their favorite style.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    I love how for under ten dollars a month, AccessArt provides me with curriculum planning, along with access to hundreds of in-class art project plans.